Shepard's Rock

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Without a doubt Tim was the most pro-active and hands on architect I have ever worked with. Tim stayed on the property for several weeks at a time and always made himself available for every meeting and every approval process we needed to keep the project moving forward. Additionally, Tim kept our team very involved in the decision making at every step in the process. He wanted to make sure that he was delivering what our facility desired while suggesting and giving our team options that he felt could improve the project at values that made sense for the cost. In the end, Tim delivered a great finished project as Shepherd’s Rock opened in 2017 as one of Golf Magazines’ Best New Courses You Can Play.
— Mike Jones, Director of Golf

FARMINGTON, PA (July 10, 2017) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, opens its dramatic new Pete Dye- and Tim Liddy-designed golf course, Shepherd’s Rock, on July 12.

High atop the Allegheny Mountains, the eagerly anticipated 7,151-yard Shepherd’s Rock presents extraordinary golf in a spectacular setting. The rolling bucolic terrain proved an exceptional canvas for Dye and Liddy to fashion a routing sure to draw raves from both media and guests. Shepherd’s Rock will provide plenty of challenge and fun for players of all abilities, and be a perfect complement to the resort’s lauded Mystic Rock course.

The stout 3,834-yard front nine of Shepherd’s Rock is brawny and wide open with jaw-dropping vistas of the Laurel Highlands and ample landing areas off the tee. The dramatic par-5 ninth, under the gaze of Nemacolin’s Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel, boasts a green occupying the property’s high ground and a single, magnificent oak tree standing sentinel on the right.

The tree-lined 3,317-yard back nine of Shepherd’s Rock will be a shotmaker’s paradise as precision and accuracy are key to successfully navigating its rippling fairways flanked by the ever-present Dye-created mounds, natural wetlands and cleverly situated greens. Ball positioning will be crucial, especially on the challenging par-4 18th. Destined to be regarded as one of golf’s best finishing holes, the 18th offers a demanding tee shot and picturesque water hazard guarding the green, both hallmarks of a resounding finish.

“Pete Dye and Tim Liddy have created a true golf masterpiece in Shepherd’s Rock, and we’re overjoyed with the results,” says Monte Hansen, Managing Director at Nemacolin. “Few resorts showcase 36 holes of this magnitude, positioning us at the pinnacle of premier golf destinations in the U.S.”